April Car Tax Changes

Fee Car Tax

2017 Road Tax Changes

Will you be affected by the Road Tax changes in April 2017?

Purchase a brand new car before April 1st and avoid the Road Tax increases.*

There’s a big shake-up planned for the road tax system from April 2017, which will affect all vehicles except those with zero emissions.

Cars registered before April 1st 2017 will continue to be taxed under the old system. After that a flat fee of £140 applies for all vehicles not categorised as zero emissions (after 1st year).

The tables below show how Road Tax is currently calculated and how it will be calculated from 1st April 2017 onwards. For full information on Vehicle Exercise Duty changes visit the official Government website here.

Road Tax bands and rates for cars registered between 1st March 2001 and 31st March 2017.
Tax BandCO2 Emissions g/kmFirst Year RateStandard Rate
AUp to 100 g/km£0£0
B101-110 g/km£0£20
C111-120 g/km£0£30
D121-130 g/km£0£110
E131-140 g/km£130£130
F141-150 g/km£145£145
G151-165 g/km£185£185
H166-175 g/km£300£210
I176-185 g/km£355£230
J186-200 g/km£500£270
K201-225 g/km£650£295
L226-255 g/km£885£500
MOver 255 g/km£1,120£515
Road Tax bands and rates for cars registered on or after 1st April 2017
Cars above £40,000 pay £310 annual supplement for five years
Tax BandCO2 Emissions g/km
First Year RateStandard Rate (Year 2 onwards)
A0 g/km£0£0
B1-50 g/km£10£140
C51-75 g/km£25£140
D76-90 g/km£100£140
E91-100 g/km£120£140
F101-110 g/km£140£140
G111-130 g/km£160£140
H131-150 g/km£200£140
I151-170 g/km£500£140
J171-190 g/km£800£140
K191-225 g/km£1,200£140
L226-255 g/km£1,700£140
MOver 255 g/km£2,000£140

What savings could you make?

Below is a tiny selection of models from small hatchbacks to SUV’s taken from our huge range of new cars.


Call into your nearest SG Petch branch in Durham, Darlington, Middlesbrough, Richmond or York and see how much you could save by purchasing your new car before April 1st 2017. *Excludes Subaru WRX STi